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05-01-2013, 10:53 PM
I have new drums on the rear and new disc on the front. Would a new brake booster make much difference? If so, what should I look for? Thanks!

05-01-2013, 11:10 PM
Would this make a difference?http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/500/555/555-631015.jpg

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05-02-2013, 04:01 AM
is your brake pedal hard or does it leak vacuum?the booster makes it easier to step on the brakes. I personally don't care if it works as long as it doesn't leak vacuum.

05-02-2013, 11:33 AM
Maybe, the question I should be asking is: How long does it take to break in a new set of brakes? The brakes work very well if I have time and the room to stop. The problem is how hard I have to push them if I need to stop quickly.

05-02-2013, 04:10 PM
Ok some of the new metallic brakes stop like shit. I do not use them any more. And using them on an older car like yours proves the point. They will get better in time but the car was never really designed for them. Your car used to have organic pads if memory serves me. We went through this years ago when metallic became popular. What is the pads made out of that you used. Some of the newer pads are much better but quite expensive and some are directional and have to be put in correctly. They are marked inner outer and the direction of rotation.

Here you go 86

As you can see these Mustang braked have specific locations and are marked by the manufacturer.

http://i740.photobucket.com/albums/xx46/proguns/007-14.jpg (http://s740.photobucket.com/user/proguns/media/007-14.jpg.html)

So, all I have to do is wait till I need new pads and go with the organic pads. Simple enough. The pads I put in my car were not directional, but the disc's are drilled and slotted. I'm sure the drum pads are metallic also. Thanks!

05-05-2013, 10:00 PM
What type of pads are you running? I've got Motorcrafts on my Thunderbird and it stops fine. If you have the stock size brakes (I do) they don't haul the car down as fast a new car when you're driving "spiritedly". The 10" front brakes are marginal for performance driving.